Truvada, A New Ally in the Battle Against HIV

June 3, 2014 11:53 PM

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Truvada, A New Ally in the Battle Against HIV

In the battle against HIV and AIDS, a new warrior has emerged, but its acceptance as an ally in the fight has been slow.

Truvada is a drug that was approved in the early 2000s for the treatment of HIV in those already infected. It works by lowering the amount of virus in the body and slowing the disease’s progression. In July 2012, the drug was approved for Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP use. This allows those who ...

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